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ARROW Retreat

Date: Monday Apr 18, 2016 - Thursday Apr 21, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Calling all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students as well as homeschoolers from MDI, Trenton, and the outer islands!

Island Readers & Writers is proud to host the fourth annual ARROW Retreat from April 18 to 21 at the VIS Building in Town Hill.

Join authors Gary Schmidt and Carl Little, Maine artist Rebekah Raye, Abbe Museum educator George Neptune, and a park ranger from Acadia National Park for four half-days of creative expression and outdoor exploration. The program is free, but registration is required.

Be ready to explore the history of the Wabanaki people, the first to enjoy the beauty and abundance of the island’s natural resources, as well as the importance of The Champlain Society, a group of early visitors that were committed to studying the natural world. Newbery Honor author Gary Schmidt will facilitate writing workshops and Rebekah Raye, known for her ability to bring out the artist in everyone, will lead art workshops.

Each day begins at 12 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. except Wednesday, when an open studio and reception will wrap up at 5:30.

ARROW stands for Art, Reading, Reflection, Observation and Writing, as the retreat aims to help young storytellers and artists hone their craft under the guidance of expert facilitators each year. Island Readers & Writers is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire a passion for reading and learning among children living on Maine’s coastal and inland islands.

Registration begins March 28. Please visit to register and learn more!

Location: VIS Building in Town Hill
Contact Name: Island Readers & Writers
Contact Phone #: (207) 244-5111
Event web page:
Event Sponsor(s): Island Readers & Writers 

This is a free event.

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